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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Mar 17, 2013 3:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Erin go Bragh

I believe my Irish side goes back to County Sligo, and from there to the Appalachians, where the Old Man really did have a still. Great-grandpa made whiskey and he made it well, etc.

Is there anyone here who doesn't have some Irish? About 11 percent of all Americans supposedly do. Including the guy who contributed this fine version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hISAeECFCmU

Jerry's Irish roots came through his mother, who was a Clifford. Apparently that name was originally "O Clumhain" (or O'Clovane), and they were most numerous in County Kerry and Limerick. There were also Irish Cliffords descended from English immigrants.